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Sat June 8, 2024 Shenandoah, PA 17976 US Directions


Join us for the Shenandoah Coal Cracker 10K!

The Coal Cracker 10k is an iconic running event nestled in the heart of the Coal Region. Beginning in the center of Shenandoah (PA), runners take off through downtown Shenandoah before being met with the first of many challenging hills. The course then takes the runners through the twists, turns, and gently rolling hills of the Coal Region before taking a left turn up the infamous St. Nick's breaker. Runners will test their grit and endurance as they face this steep, seemingly endless hill. Once at the top, runners will have a 1 mile cruise downhill back into town where the finish line waits atop a short but nasty incline! The Coal Cracker 10k is a challenging race that will leave runners feeling breathless and accomplished. All participants are invited to attend the awards ceremony complete with world famous Mrs. T's Pierogies and cold Yuengling beer. After the awards join the Coal Cracker after party hosted by The Lyric Bar & Restaurant. The Coal Cracker offers 50+ unique awards, each hand crafted from the finest coal in Schuylkill County.

In addition to the 10K, the Coal Cracker will also be offering a 1.5 Kids' Fun Run open to children 12 and under. The Coal Cracker will also be holding a 1.5 mile run/ walk!

2024 Race Shirt


Age Groups & Awards

Top 3 overall male and female runners will be awarded

Top 2 in each age group will be awarded


19 & Under

20 - 24

25 - 29

30 - 34

35 - 39

40 - 44

45 - 49

50 - 54

55 - 59

60 - 69


Speciality Awards

Along with our overall and age group awards, the Coal Cracker 10K offers several speciality awards:

  • Youngest Finisher
  • Oldest Finisher
  • First Local Male
  • First Local Female

Clydesdale/ Athena Division

Runners can register to run under the clydesdale or Athena division. Runners must weigh at least 220lbs (clydesdale) or 165lbs (Athena). Please be aware that if you are registering to run in this division you forfeit age group awards.

All of the unique Coal Cracker 10K awards are handcrafted by Delrose Awards


Coal Cracker Courses

** All Races will now start at the FINISH line which is the corner of Centre & Market Streets **

Day of Registration/ Packet Pickup

An early packet pickup will be available prior to race day on June 6th at the Polish American Fire Company. Time to be announced.

Day of registration will be available for all races and will take place at the Polish American Fire Company, Shenandoah (115 W Centre St, Shenandoah, PA 17976)






115 W Centre St
Shenandoah, PA US 17976

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